Quito with 1,4 million inhabitants is the capital of
Ecuador The city located at an average altitude of 2800 m, was founded
in 1534 by the Spanish, on an undulating ground which is composed mainly
of volcanic ash coming from the Pichincha volcano (4776 m). Quito and
Ecuador have a human history which reaches back incredibly to 3600BC,
the Incas were only around between 1000 and 1534 AC! It has its special
place on the globe since (as the country name suggests) its on the
equator! Lively and busy city. Spanish is the only lingo but the
friendly locals will help and receive travellers kindly. Surrounded by a
series of mountains of incredible height.
Quito is also the cultural centre of the country.
Quito has been declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity site by UNESCO.
It is a city rich in historical churches, monasteries, convents and
museums containing a wealth of religious paintings and sculpture dating
back to the 16th century.
Ecuador’s capital is at the same time a modern
metropolis with a variety of hotel facilities to chose from, including
many of the world’s major hotel chains. Quito also has countless
restaurants (serving national and international cuisine, alike),
shopping centers, theaters, convention centers, and everything else that
the most demanding tourist could possible need. The city has its annual
festival in December, when festivities such as bullfights, the election
of the Queen of Quito, national and international concerts, street
dances, and fireworks turn Quito into the site of a national gala for an